How governments can prepare for an earthquake?
The advancement of technology is beginning to solve some of mankind’s thought-to-be unsolvable problems
When an earthquake strikes, it is up to the government to respond in a timely manner. The sheer destructiveness of an earthquake can cost governments $100bns of dollars in relief packages, not to mention the injuries and loss of life incurred by civilians.
Currently, the only preventive measures used are reinforced structural buildings within earthquake-prone regions, especially countries like Japan, and seismic alert sensors commonly known as alert systems.
In the event of an earthquake, the population is left with almost no reassurance of safety from their governments at all. This is not because the government doesn’t want to help, but, instead, there isn’t a technology deployed to change this.
Due to the advancement of technology, there is a solution to solving one of mankind’s biggest problems, can we predict an earthquake? The short answer is yes. Advancing technology and data collection are making this a reality.
The AETA solution deploys numerous sensors across an earthquake-affected region. The sensors collect numerous pieces of data that are then run through an algorithm. This algorithm then looks for similarities beneath the earth that could indicate an earthquake’s occurrence.
The results of this method have proven that earthquakes can be predicted. AETA is able to predict (forecast) an earthquake’s occurrence, epicenter, and magnitude up to 7 days in advance with a 70% accuracy rate.
This is a breakthrough in the field of understanding and predicting earthquakes. With this technology the World would be able to feel much safer knowing exactly when an earthquake will strike, and at what magnitude.
Governments could deploy this solution across all their earthquake-affected regions and notify civilians well in advance if an earthquake will strike. Furthermore, knowing 7 days before it occurs is more than enough warning time to make preparations to decrease damages it may incur.
As the technological landscape across the globe is evolving, many more natural disasters can be foreseen. AETA is one of a handful of companies that is using big data and AI to protect the world from such disasters. With the current results AETA is getting, it won’t be long until we can predict earthquakes at a 99% accuracy rate.